Journalist: Does CNN use propaganda?
Charlie Chester, CNN Technical Director: I don’t know, I – yeah, I –
Journalist: Okay, can you define propaganda for me? Like, I think I know, but how is it, what’s the mechanism?
Charlie Chester: If the agenda say, is to get, like Matt Gaetz right now, he’s like this Republican. He’s a problem for the Democratic Party because he’s so conservative and he can cause a lot of hiccups in passing of laws and what not. So, it would be great for the Democratic Party to get him out. So. we’re (CNN) going to keep running those stories to keep hurting him and make it so that it can’t be buried and like just settled outside of court and just like, you know, if we keep pushing that, it’s helping us (CNN). That’s propaganda because it’s helping us (CNN) in some way.
CNN Claims Matt Gaetz Didn’t Comment On Their Hit-Piece. He Did. They Just Won’t Publish What He Said. But We Will.
CNN’s intentional malice can be proved using the words of Charlie Chester, the network’s technical director, who admitted the network’s anti-Gaetz reporting is “propaganda” aimed at aiding the Democratic Party. Now, they’ve doubled down on the malice by refusing to publish a statement from a spokesman for Rep. Gaetz while falsely claiming he “did not respond.”